Friday, October 14, 2005
3rd International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference & Exhibit
The 3rd International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference & Exhibit

November 1 & 2, 2005 - Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, California

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More than 70 leading-edge Companies, Universities, and Organizations such as: IBM, Toshiba, NEC, Samsung, K-Micro, Cadence, Tensilica, eASIC, Micron, Denali, Philips, Altera, ARM, Chartered, Fujitsu, TI, Magma, Synplicity, JAZZ, LSI, GDA, Elixent, iSuppli, MoSys, CEVA, Morpho, Kilopass, Virage, Aplus, Nascentric, CSUF, will be presenting their latest SoC, ASIC, ASSP, FPGA, and Foundry technologies and
products in this informative and exciting Conference & Exhibit. Don’t Miss Out!

Overland Rejects Takeover Offer
San Diego-based tape backup provider Overland Storage said yesterday that it is rejecting a takeover bid from rival Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC). ADIC, the prime competitor to Overland's products, had offered to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Overland for $7.90 per share. Overland said that a special committee of its board of directors and advisor Needham & Co. determined that pursuing an offer on the suggested terms would not be in the best interest of Overland's (More info...)

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EA, Spielberg Team Up
Electronic Arts and Steven Spielberg said this morning that Spielberg is teaming up with the videogame developer to create three new titles. Spielberg will work directly with EA to develop stories, concepts, designs, and artistic visualization on the new titles, to be published worldwide by EA. The team will be based at EA's development site in Playa Vista in Los Angeles. Spielberg credited the move with the game industry's growth from a niche to a "major creative force in entertainment". Terms (More info...)

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IR Expands Chinese Manufacturing Facilities
El Segundo-based International Rectifier has opened a new manufacturing facility in Xi'an China. The firm said that the new assembly and test facility will manufacture the company's power management components. The new center is located in Chang'an Technology Park in Xi'an's High Technology Industrial Development Zone. IR's electronic components are used for power supplies and intelligent motion control.

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Kotura Moves Packaging To Asia
Monterey Park-based Kotura, a developer of silicon photonic components, said this week that it has moved its packaging assembly to Asia. The company is tapping Broadex, a contract manufacturer, for its services. Kotura said that the move would allow it to focus its internal resources on new product design. Kotura develops silicon-based, CMOS optical components. The company formed from the merger of Arroyo Optics and Lightcross, and is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, ComVentures, GF Private Equi (More info...)

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CalAmp Appoints VP
Oxnard-based CalAmp said that it has appointed Garo Sarkissian to VP of Corporate Development. Sarkissian was most recently Principal and VP of Business Development for Global Technology Investments (GTI), a private equity firm. He has also served at M/A Com and NEC. CalAmp is a developer of components for the wireless communications space.

posted on Friday, October 14, 2005(Full story) Appoints VP
Westlake Village-based, the official web site of the National Association of Home Builders, said that it has added a VP of Sales to its team. Eric Gramberg has been appointed Vice President of Sales for the site, which is operated by Homestore. Gramberg managed real estate advertising at the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register. The site provides a directory of new home builders and new home communities.

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Semtech Targets Mobile Phones
Camarillo-based electronics provider Semtech said this week that it has rolled out a new component for clamshell and game-playing mobile phones. The company said its RClamp0504P protection component is designed for phones that implement the mobile display digital interface (MDDI) standard, and reduces the number of wires required for a handset's hinge. Semtech is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the communications and electronics markets.

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Dynamic Healthcare Systems Appoints CTO
Irvine-based Dynamic Healthcare Systems said that it has appointed a new CTO. Jim Corbett has been named as Chief Technical Officer of the medical software company, joining from Physician WebLink. He also has served at Monarch Healthcare. Dynamic Healthcare is developing software for the health care industry for management of enrollment and billing.

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Sales Position - Fonality - Culver City
Sales Position - Fonality - Culver City

Fonality is a young, well funded IP PBX company based in Culver City, CA
and is seeking an individual to join its direct sales team and close
inbound sales leads. Requirements - minimum of four years of direct
sales experience, working knowledge/experience in data and/or voice
systems and technologies. Candidates must have well-developed verbal,
written communications skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and
and enjoy a fast-paced environment.

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C or Perl Engineer - Fonality - Culver City
C or Perl Engineer - Fonality - Culver City

Fonality is a leader in IP telephony and is seeking an engineer with
four years programming experience, an expert in Perl or JAVA/C, mod_perl
and/or object oriented per environments experience and knowledge of how
to develop API layers and understands the dynamics of how to develop
applications from the back-end straight through to the front-end,
where the front-end is either a webpage or a client-side application.
B.S. Computer Science or equivalent desired.

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VIC Network @ The Victorian
VIC Network @ The Victorian
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00pm–10:00pm

Monthly Digital Media Industry Speaker Series and Networking Event
"How Does a Traditional Media Company Succeed in a Blogging and Podcasting World?"
* David Baron, Vice President of Digital Media at 20th Century Fox
* Joey Tamer, Consultant

RSVP Now at

The Victorian
2640 Main Street
Santa Monica CA 90405
* $20 Non-members (includes networking event)
* $10 VIC Members (+ one guest free)

Midlevel Corporate Associate - Perkins Coie - Menlo Park
Midlevel Corporate Associate - Perkins Coie - Menlo Park

The Menlo Park office of Perkins Coie is seeking one to two corporate securities associates to join an expanding practice group. The Menlo Park office, currently 30 attorneys, offers candidates the opportunity to practice as part of a large international law firm with the informality and collegiality of a smaller office. The Menlo Park Corporate Finance group has a true Silicon Valley practice, focusing on venture capital finance, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, strategic commercial transactions, and general corporate counseling of technology companies at all stages of development. The position requires admission to the California bar, top academic credentials, strong quantitative skills, and excellent references. We are seeking two mid level associates with three to four years experience.

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